Academic and Research Cell, IIT Kanpur

Students' Research Convention 2019

IIT Kanpur being one of the premier institutes of the country is at the frontier of scientific progress in the diverse fields of research. As a student body aimed at promoting student-based research at IIT Kanpur, ARC has organised a Students' Research Convention (SRC).

SRC is a multi-conference research convention, a platform to present and share research experiences and provide an opportunity to interact with leading researchers across the globe.

A Platform for

Bring your research to the forefront

SRC provides a brilliant platform to present and share your research experiences and the opportunity to interact with leading researchers from all around the globe.

A Plethora Of Events

Enjoy events across many domains

With events ranging from industrial research to the significance of research for entrepreneurs, SRC provides a chance to learn about and venture into new domains of research.

Student Conferences

As most of the conferences are department or topic specific, this event will provide a good opportunity for students from different domains to learn about new fields and get reviews on their work through lively discussion and critical feedback from the acknowledged professors, researchers and industrial personnel from different research areas.


Industrial vs Academic Research

In this event, we aim to bring together top industrialists and people from academia to discuss what the challenges to industry-academia collaboration are and ways to overcome these challenges. We hope that this event will be the start of a new and better relationship of collaboration and synergy between the two domains.


Because even Entrepreneurs Research

This event will give students a chance to meet entrepreneurs who were once researchers and have turned their research work into a successful business. The professionals are expected to motivate the participants of the convention with their experience as a researcher-turned-entrepreneur, and the way to pass hurdles in doing so.


Women in Research

Through this event, we aim to introduce women into the research pipeline in an attempt to empower gender equality in the campus and improve the quality and quantity of scientific research in the campus and in the country. Top women researchers from the country will give a glimpse of their journey and inspire greater participation from women in the field of research.


Defence and Research

Research and academia have found a way in a multitude of domains which in turn has helped in the betterment of society. In this event, we hope to see how research has helped in the defense of the country, the latest technologies in this domain, and the need and requirement of bright researchers in this domain.

Chief Guest

R Chidambaram

  • Former Principal Scientific Advisor to the Govt of India
  • Former Director, Homi Bhabha Prof, BARC
  • Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission of the Government of India
  • Integral role in India's nuclear weapons program; he coordinated test preparation for the Pokhran-I (1975) and Pokhran-II (1998).


Tej Pandey

  • COO and Co-founder at Mobiotics
  • Alumni, IIT Kanpur and IIM graduate


Rohini M Godbole

  • Padma Shri (2019), Government of India
  • Vice President, National Academy of Sciences, India
  • Chair, WiS panel of the Indian National Science Academy


Rajesh Kumar

  • Founder and Director at C & B Electronics Pvt Ltd
  • Former Co-founder and Director of N-NET Technologies
  • Alumni, IIT Kanpur


Dr Archana Bhattacharyya

  • INSA Senior Scientist
  • Former Director & J. C. Bose National Fellow, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism
  • Former Senior Research Associate at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Massachusetts, USA


Rajiv Kumar

  • CEO of Accessories Complex of HAL
  • Co-opted member of High Powered Committee (HPC) for National Civil Aircraft Development Programme (NCAD)
  • Member of Lucknow Management Association (LMA) and Aeronautical Society of India(AeSI)
  • Graduate in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA and also an alumnus of National Law School of India University

Coming Soon


Abstract submission starts

Feb 1, 2019

Abstract submission deadline

Extended to March 8, 2019

Registration starts

Feb 28, 2019

Contact Us

Faculty Co-ordinator

Sandeep Shukla

Faculty Co-ordinator


Abhinav Kumar Sharma

Overall Co-ordinator


Pranshu Garg

Overall Co-ordinator


Vishal Kumar

Co-ordinator Research


Sarthak Gupta

Co-ordinator Research


Pranshu Tripathi

Co-ordinator Research


Smriti Pradhan

Co-ordinator Research


Akshay Choudhary

Co-ordinator Research


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